Master Interior Architecture


You can apply now for the programme starting in August 2016

If you are interested and wish to find out whether you are eligible for admission, please apply via Studielink. You can find an overview of the application procedure and the link to Studielink on our website. In reply, you will receive an email with information about application deadlines, required documents and the admission procedure, which can also be found below. Please note: for a complete application all candidates must apply via Studielink and send in their documents to

Admission requirements
Candidates must be BA or MA graduates of an art or design academy or an equivalent education and must present their reasons for wishing to enrol in this course on the basis of a portfolio of their work and an accompanying letter. Candidates are expected to have developed an interdisciplinary approach to interior architecture, to feel a fascination for human needs and behaviour in a world whose social and cultural parameters are constantly changing, and to be well informed about recent developments in their specific field.

Application deadlines
Application deadline round 1 is 1st of March 2016
Application deadline round 2 is 1st of May 2016 (non EU/non EEA applicants)
Application deadline round 3 is 1st of June  2016

***Please note: Non EU/EEA applicants requiring an entry visa (MVV) need to apply before 1 May. Non-EU/EA applications received after 1 May will not be accepted.***

Required application documents:
The following documents are necessary for your application:
– a motivation letter and curriculum vitae
– a PDF portfolio (max 5 MB , larger files are not accepted)
– a proof of payment of your application fee

The portfolio should give an impression of your motivation, ideas and skills relevant for a Master in interior architecture. Your PDF portfolio contains relevant work of your BA study and/or working experience or other creative activities like drawings, paintings, projects with renderings, pictures of models. Check our website and magazines before composing your portfolio and don’t forget to include relevant initiatives you took and projects you have built outside your computer.

Send the Portfolio and the other documents with Wetransfer to

Please note that the costs for participation to the entrance exam are €25,-
Please transfer the admission fee of €25,- to us. We will only evaluate your portfolio once we have received this amount. Please send us a proof of payment when you have transferred the money; this can be a scan/print screen of the bank statement or (digital) bank transfer. Please send it, together with your portfolio, to After we have received this proof of payment, we will process your portfolio.


Always mention your family name, study program and student number with the payment.

Bankdetails of the Hogeschool der Kunsten, Den Haag:
IBAN: NL43ABNA0887557546

BIC (swift): ABNANL2A


Postbus 749



Tuition fee 2016/2017
Compared to other countries, tuition fees are relatively low in the Netherlands due to favorable Dutch regulations.
Tuition fees for 2015-/2016 are for European students 1.951 euros, for non European students 5.500 euros. Tuition fees can be adapted each year. Please check the latest info at

English test
We do not require a specific English certificate, but your English should have the same level as IELTS 6 (overall score) or Toelf 83. We will test this in a Skype interview. If your English is not up to this level, we will require a certificate. Chinese applicants, however, are required to hand in a Nuffic certificate.

Student quota
We focus on max. 15 students first year students.

General information to study in The Netherlands

International students
International students can find specific information here:

For visa requirements visit:

Health and liability insurance
Please be aware that all students need a valid health and liability insurance in order to stay and study in the Netherlands. Check your insurance policies for covering when you go abroad on a study trip.

Please check AON for more information.

Grant and scholarships
The KABK does not offer scholarships for master studies. To look for grants and scholarships elsewhere, you can find information on the following websites:
– Grantfinder
– Erasmus Mundus

Working in the Netherlands after Graduation
With an INSIDE Master Diploma, Non-EU students can apply  for an “Orientation Year” after their Graduation.  This Residence Permit allows you to work for a full year in the Netherlands without your employer needing to apply for a working permit/visa. See:

Registration in the Dutch Register of Architects
The titles of architect, urban planner, landscape architect and interior architect are protected by the Dutch Architect’s Title Act. In the Netherlands, only persons who are entered in the Dutch Register of Architects are permitted to use these titles otherwise you are professionally called interior designer and not architect. If you plan to work in the Netherlands after your studies as a registered interior architect, also your BA diploma needs to be in line with the conditions of the Dutch Register of Architects. From 1 January 2015, you must then also complete a professional traineeship after receiving your (master’s) diploma before you can enter your name in the Dutch Register of Architects. For more information:

Useful links

If you need additional information on the application procedure, please contact the student administration via

If you need additional information about the organization or the content of the course for interior architecture at KABK please contact INSIDE via